page title icon 12 Classy St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes

Whether you are celebrating with the family or a small group of friends, these St. Patrick’s Day Cocktail Recipes are a great way to celebrate the world-wide Irish holiday this year.

Irish cocktails don’t always have to be sickly sweet. (But it does help if they are green!) I’ve curated a list of refreshing and light cocktails that you won’t regret the day after. This list would be incomplete without a classic Irish coffee, which makes a perfect after-dinner libation.

So ditch the heavy stouts and jig your way through these classy Irish-themed cocktails!

Irish Fizz Cocktail

Irish Fizz Cocktail recipe

Website: MK Library

The Irish Fizz Cocktail is an Irish take on a traditional fizz, featuring classic Irish whiskey. Perfect for those who love a kick of lemon, this drink is a classy way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Irish Whiskey Smash

Irish Whiskey Smash  recipe

Website: Burrata & Bubbles

With its smooth Irish whiskey, tart lemon and bright mint, this cocktail is a refreshing sipper to enjoy on this spring holiday.

Toasted Cream Irish Coffee

Toasted Cream Irish Coffee recipe

Website: Gastronom

One way we like to spice up those special coffees is to make the classic Irish Coffee, a traditional coffee cocktail. This Toasted Cream Irish Coffee is perfect for after a St. Patty’s Day celebration.

The Galway – Cucumber Mint Cocktail

The Galway Cocktail

Website: Champagne & Sugarplums

The Galway is an easy cocktail to make, and the muddled cucumber and mint makes for a super refreshing feel, making this cocktail drink light. Bonus – because it doesn’t sit heavy like a pint of Irish beer, you can keep sipping them all night long. Sláinte!

The Nutty Irishman Cocktail

The Nutty Irishman Cocktail recipe

Website: The Suburban Soapbox

Creamy and nutty, the Nutty Irishman Cocktail is a warm, festive after-dinner coffee drink.  So easy to make and amazingly delectable, you may be tempted to start your day with this fabulous libation.

Happy Paddy’s Manhattan Cocktail

Happy Paddy’s Manhattan Cocktail recipe

Website: MK Library

Happy Paddy’s Manhattan is a spectacular modern remake of the classic Manhattan cocktail using Irish Whiskey as the base. Best served as an aperitif or evening cocktail, this Manhattan derivative will inspire thoughts of a magical Irish journey.

Irish Lemonade

Irish Lemonade recipe

Website: Will Cook for Smiles

This Irish Lemonade is a refreshing cocktail with amazing flavor and aroma. Flavors of fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, Irish Whiskey, and ginger beer work together perfectly and a sprig of rosemary is more than just garnish. 

Green Prosecco Cocktail

Green Prosecco Cocktail recipe

Website: The Gay Globetrotter

This green prosecco cocktail is made with Midori mixed with fresh lemon juice, then topped with crisp, bubbly prosecco for a festive cocktail that’s fresh, light, and perfect for St Patrick’s Day.

Lime Vodka Martini {Green Drink}

Lime Vodka Martini recipe

Website: Will Cook For Smiles

Since it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, I wanted to make this martini pop with vibrant color. This is a deliciously sweet and sour vodka lime martini made with vanilla vodka, citrus vodka and lime syrup.

Lucky Green Smash

Lucky Green Smash cocktail recipe

Website: Champagne & Sugarplums

This Lucky Green Smash drink recipe is easy to make and deliciously refreshing. Make it by the glass or a batch for a crowd. Either way, this lucky cocktail is great for any celebration but is perfectly designed for St. Patrick’s Day.

Frosty Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail

Frosty Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail recipe

Website: Strength & Sunshine

Need a refreshing mocktail to hand the kiddos on St. Patty’s Day? Or maybe a refreshing non-alcoholic pick-me-up after the day’s festivities? This Frosty Coconut Mint Green Tea Mocktail with natural coconut water will have you feeling hydrated, healthy, and rejuvenated on the greenest of holidays!

Oscar’s Folly Cocktail

Oscar’s Folly Cocktail recipe

Website: MK Library

This vibrantly layered Irish whiskey cocktail celebrates Saint Patrick’s Day in all of its glory. Paying homage to the famous Irish playwright and poet Oscar Wilde, this spirit-forward cocktail will have you spouting prose into your drinking glass; “I can resist everything except temptation!”

Leprechaun’s Green Gold Cocktail

Leprechaun’s Green Gold Cocktail recipe

Website: MK Library

This Irish Whiskey based cocktail is going to be the easiest cocktail you’ve ever made to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. With a mere touch of Creme de Menthe to turn your golden colored whiskey green without overpowering the flavor, you can festively enjoy fine whiskey.

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